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UK patients to be offered trial info

Not before time...
Patients to be told about clinical trials

By Nicholas Timmins, Public Policy Editor

Published: June 24 2008 03:05 | Last updated: June 24 2008 03:05

Patients are to be given the right to be told about clinical trials in a move aimed at making the National Health Service a more attractive place for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to do research.

The aim is also to improve patients’ access to innovative drugs ...
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'Alchemy' to make new cells

This article poses the intriguing possibility of a technique that could obviate the need for stem cells altogether.

short url
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Constipation as a Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis

http://ms.about.com/od/signssymptoms/a/constipation.htm
just a brutal symptom like all the rest, some good info here
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MRI - Showed lesions

I had my MRI, it showed 4 brain lesions and 2 thorasic lesions and possibly a cervical lesion. I just got my report, but have not been to the neuro yet. (I go next Wed)

What should I expect at the appointment? What treatment has helped most of you? And most importantly, could this be something else? Should I be asking for additional testing?

Confused & Frustrated! ...
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Anyone done Rituxan?

What were your results? did your insurance pay? Did it stop your progression?

thanks
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viruses

Any ideas about if some investigators are near to develop something to win viruses? no just for MS but viruses in general.
Rita
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I'm Pregnant!

:D :D :D
And I haven't even told my husband yet. I took two tests today. You guys are the first to know!

I am so relieved. I've been Rebif-free for just three months now and I was so nervous that it would take a long time.

I'm ...
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viruses

The more I read about viruses and MS, the less I understand...


Herpesviruses and human endogenous retroviral sequences in the cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients.

Mult Scler. 2008 Jun;14(5):595-601.
Alvarez-Lafuente R, García-Montojo M, De Las Heras V, Domínguez-Mozo M, Bartolome M, Benito-Martin M, Arroyo R.
Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid 28040, Spain. labesmul@hcsc.es.

Objective
To analyze the possible role of human herpesvirus (HHVs) and human endogenous ...
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MS Difficult to Spot for Many Physicians

One In Three GPs Not Confident In Spotting MS, UK
23 Jun 2008

Research published by the MS Society has revealed that one in three GPs is unsure how to spot the signs of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The report undertaken by Brand Health International questioned GPs across Britain and highlights a lack of confidence in identifying potential MS patients by their symptoms.

The research reinforces concerns the charity has over the disparate experiences of those ...
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I've been copaxoned!

The copaxone training lady came to meet with me at work. I have now done my first injection and so far so good. I have a small red area on a wobbly bit and it seriously stung for a bit but now it just achey stings. I can live with this!

The side effects are ok and she said that she's had a lady do an entire pregnancy on it and had a healthy delivery! ...
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